The SCORCHER: Robbery gone wrong, US-Venezuela tensions build & Penicillin shortage in General Hospitals

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Had a good weekend, everyone? Good, we did too! However, two bandits did not though. This pair of geniuses decided they were going to rob somewhere. So they set off to do just that. They decided that Mucurapo Road be the golden egg and instead of choosing one of the many available stores or food places, they thought the best choice for robbery would be a security firm. Of course their venture proved quite unsuccessful. half of the duo was shot in the face and…

# VAL – Bent but not Broken … kinda :/

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This carnival had the potential of being popped down in many regards. As many of you know , one incident changed everything. Changed the game, changed the mas, changed me and even changed the tone of this post, making it very different from the others. But there is something hysterical and telling about being in an ER two weeks before carnival with your first three questions being, “When can I get back to work?” “When can I drink?” …and “Can I play mas?” No wonder…

The SCORCHER: Jamaica in HIGH Spirits & Wesleyan students find Molly

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Who ready to move to Jamaica? Why? Well, because their parliament just passed a much debated law allowing the Who ready to move to Jamaica? Why? Well, because their parliament just passed a much debated law allowing the personal possession of up to 2oz of marijuana without criminal charges. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? (I see all you stoners celebrating!) If they are able to conjure up a successful way to regulate it and a strict and enforced licensing authority to manage marijuana production and sales,…

The SCORCHER: New Road Fines & Uncle Bas’ 2¢

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Ok, so we are seriously considering hiring a driver. There have been major amendments to the laws of the road in Trinidad and Tobago, and by major amendments we mean the fines are now super high. So to break it down and get straight to the point, if they catch you driving without your permit (we mean the actual card and not that you never had a permit and you just driving somebody car around the place) the fine is $15,000. From $1000 to $15,000?!…

The SCORCHER: PARTY Done & World Cup Woes

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Well it seems that political analysts have decided to come out and state the obvious. The COP is pretty much a dead entity without the People’s Partnership (Party DONE!). So perhaps it will just get reabsorbed into the UNC, only a few months before the next General Election is to be called. While there seems to have been a steady deterioration of the party since…well, since the formation of the Partnership, apparently with the resignation of Nicole Dyer-Griffith came the exodus of about 40 others…

The SCORCHER: Machel Antics, Carnival Rap Up, New Possible Party & HorrOscars

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We will not share ours, but we would love to hear/read your opinion on a particularly interesting event for the Carnival. That is, some girls in all their wining glory on a music truck as Machel proceeded to climb up and take a wine on one of them. By now, we’re sure some of you have seen the footage and we want to know what you think of the video. Tell us in the comments. Don’t be shame, bashful or hold your tongue…we want to…

The SCORCHER: Rowley, Amber & Bacchanal

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All yuh get yuh ashes? After yuh sin down the place for the Carnival?? Oh yes, we saw you…and we have pictures of a lot of you to prove it! Look out for yourself in SCORCHED, our Carnival magazine that will be available soon. So the Carnival seemed to run smoothly for most but of course there were the reports here and there of drunken conduct, domestic disputes and disorderly behaviour. We would go into details about the deaths and accidents that happened over the…

The SCORCHER: Kamla’s Stylist Upsets Jack & Newsday Headline Bacchanal

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The women’s arm of the United National Congress would like Jack Warner to apologize for his comments about the…well…the ATTIRE that The Prime Minister decided to wear to the fete. Sounds familiar? Apparently Uncle Jack made a comment essentially saying the PM should dress age appropriately. The women’s arm think that Uncle Jack only said that because he likes nothing better than to make snide remarks about the PM. However, we are still in search on an age group, event, and circumstance for which that…

The SCORCHER: Machel Monday Madness, Carnival Conduct List & Bye Bye Uncle Patos

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All yuh, we make big people news! We can’t pretend this did not happen. We bring all the other bacchanal news so we have to bring this one too. Ok, so for Machel Monday or ‘The Triangle of Monk’ as it was called this year, some patrons got a hard hard jam, but not actually inside the party. Some ambitious scalper went ahead and bought a bunch of tickets and then resold them to hopeful patrons, only for these unlucky black market purchasers to realize…